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Joan K. Sommer Memorial Fund

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THE STORY:

Joan K. Sommmer, an incredibly strong and beautiful woman, lost her long 21 year battle with ovarian cancer on May 30, 2014. As a close friend to Joan's daughter, Kirsten, I got to know Joan very well. I am lucky enough to have been a part of her life and to have loved her.

Joan was so full of life and always made me feel so comfortable. She had a way of making you feel so good about yourself, almost like you were in on some kind of secret together. Her way of love was so personal and caring. She was a treasure to have known and her remarkable strength is inspiring to all.

I have set up this website on behalf of The Sommer Family to be able donate to one of the oragnizations that Joan supported and leaned on through the years: Gilda's Club of Northern New Jersey.

Gilda’s Club Northern New Jersey was the 8th affiliate to open and officially opened its signature Red Door on April 1 3, 2000. Gilda’s Club is an essential complement to medical care for those living with cancer and their families and friends, to help them take control of their lives and learn to live with cancer, whatever the outcome. It is a place where people share and learn how to help themselves by helping others because no one should go through cancer alone. Communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends.

 

"She is loved by many and known by more. She has inspired countless and given comfort and guidance to all that crossed paths with her. She is that clear flowing creek hidden deep in the forest that quenches the thirst of all who pass by. Certainly her creek extends into villages and cities as well. One just has to look." -Joe Sommer

 

Thank you for all our generousity and support.

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  • Amanda & Greg Lipinski

    $25

  • Evelyn & Elise Shaker

    $50

  • Bob & Kathy Verpent

    $25

  • Chloe Kim

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Amanda Rienstra

    $25

  • Teresa & Thom Casadonte

    $100

  • Jodie send Tony Marano

    $30

  • Jackie Corcoran

    $50

  • Kate Kennedy

    $50

  • Susan Rienstra

    $25

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11% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $540 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Amanda Rienstra

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Donor Comments

Susan Rienstra

Susan Rienstra

DONATION: $25

For a dear friend and wonderful family. 3 years ago

Kate Kennedy

Kate Kennedy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jackie Corcoran

Jackie Corcoran

DONATION: $50

an inspiration to all <3 3 years ago

Jodie send Tony Marano

Jodie send Tony Marano

DONATION: $30

I didn't know Joan personally , however she left an powerful loving message for the world to remember her by. She was an brave inspiration and an beautiful soul. I wish for those she left behind, especially her children and her sister Katie, to follow in her footsteps and continue to love and guide others. Love, peace, and comfort to you all, xoxo 3 years ago

Teresa & Thom Casadonte

Teresa & Thom Casadonte

DONATION: $100

To our dear friend Joan ~ forever in our hearts, miss you. Thank you for teaching us all about inner strength, dignity and love ~ a powerful combination. We will miss your brilliance and charisma. I'll never forget your volley ball spikes and getting the West Enders Team together. Or all the soccer games we sat through, just unforgettable memories. May you find peace and fly free ~ Love you! 3 years ago

Amanda Rienstra

Amanda Rienstra

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Samantha Della Fave

Samantha Della Fave

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Chloe Kim

Chloe Kim

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Bob & Kathy Verpent

Bob & Kathy Verpent

DONATION: $25

In memory of Kirsten's mom 3 years ago